It’s a brand new world out here in WordPress land! The move over went smoothly (thank you, thank you, thank you Julie! Find her at Deluxe Designs. She’s amazing!), except for one casualty: I lost over a years worth of comments.
*Ripping of clothes ensues*
Technically, they’re not lost. They’re sitting in my Intense Debate account. The problem is Intense Debate’s plug-in that lets you move your comments from Blogger to WordPress isn’t working. And the ETA for a fix? Undetermined.
Please excuse me. I need to go ball my eyes out one more time… Okay, I’m back.
On the upside, all my old Blogger comments from a thousand years ago are showing again (they couldn’t be seen when I installed Intense Debate) and my migration was pain free. But if you ever think of moving over to WordPress, I encourage you to use a different commenting system besides Intense Debate (outside of your native commenting system). At least until ID decides to update that plug-in.
Anyway, to help ease the terrible loss of those comments (which I may be able to get back some day), I made homemade granola:
It was so good, we gobbled it up in less than a day. I had to make a second batch!
Lesson Of The Day: If you lose in the blogging world, you can win in real life by making this granola.
Jennifer’s Easy “I Lost My Blog Comments” Granola
- 3 Cups Rolled Oats
- 3 T Butter
- 2 1/2 T Coconut Oil
- 2 T Honey
- 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/3 Cup Raisins (or whatever dried fruit you prefer)
- 1/2 Cup Nuts (I used pine nuts since that was on hand)
Please note: This is a recipe for “loose” granola – great to use sprinkled over yogurt or ice cream, or as “cereal” in the morning! In the picture above, it’s in a clear bowl – that’s why it looks like a brick! If you want to turn this recipe into bar form, I’ll note the directions at the end.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt two tablespoons of butter in a pot. Add the oats. Stir them around until they’re evenly coated with butter and begin to turn a light brown.
- Remove the oats from the pot and spread it out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Using the same pot, add the rest of the butter, coconut oil, honey and brown sugar. Stir it up until the brown sugar granules have completely dissolved.
- Add back the oats (don’t throw away that parchment paper just yet!), raisins and nuts. Stir it up until they’re all evenly coated with syrupy goodness.
- Pour the entire batch onto the same parchment paper lined cookie sheet and stick it in the oven for three to five minutes7. Remove from oven and let cool.
*To create granola bars:
Skip steps 2 and 3. Start at Step 4, adding all the ingredients to the pot. Continue following all the steps until Step 6. Instead, pour out the granola into a parchment paper lined pan and press the granola into the pan, the same way you would rice crispy treats. Let it cool, then cut ’em up and let the Pig Fest begin!